The Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping (HDReAM) Center improves the health of our population and fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, research and teaching through cutting edge spatial and temporal data analyses and geographic information systems techniques, data dissemination, training and consulting.


HDReAM is a partnership between Western Michigan University and Southwest Michigan public health offices, including Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department and Calhoun County Health Department. HDReAM provides health-related secondary data analysis and mapping services for the ultimate purpose of creating and disseminating a holistic overview of our community’s health in order to advance knowledge, understanding and strategies to improve the public’s health. The center also plans to provide state-of-the-art training in health related spatial analyses and data mapping through the development of an HDReAM WMU graduate certificate (currently under development).